Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge

vegan bobotie Boma

Do you ever eat so much vegan food that you actually have to go and take a nap afterwards? There’s a restaurant at Walt Disney World that will have this effect on you. That restaurant is Boma inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. We call it a “BOMA COMA” and it’ll knock you flat on your back! Boma recently (finally!) reopened and with it, brought back its traditional buffet service, the first to reopen at Walt Disney World. If you’re looking for dinner at Boma, check out our vegan dinner review of Boma too. Our updated review covers the newly reopened Boma and the vegan breakfast offerings. You can also see our video review of vegan breakfast and dinner at Boma.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Boma is an all-you-can-eat buffet located on the ground floor of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Lodge is a deluxe resort and that designation is made apparent from the moment you step through the doors and into the grand lobby. As of writing this, masks are currently required inside the resort and at the restaurants, when you are not eating. Masks are required when you walk up to the buffet.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Boma is open for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast hours are 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  I like to book my breakfast reservation as late as possible and call it brunch. Advanced Dining Reservations can be made as late as 10:55 a.m. and the buffet will still be in full swing as there are no lunch hours here.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Boma Restaurant Atmosphere

Boma’s designed to resemble an African marketplace with large wooden log structures holding up thatched roofs. Tables are embossed with colorful patterns and you’ll find green linens to complement rich blue plates. Dining chairs are carved from dark wood and blown glass pendant lights hang from the ceiling.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge
photo taken prior to 2021 safety protocols

The rear wall is set with large picture windows overlooking the pool and gardens. The floor transitions from concrete to a beautiful slate stone along the winding food service area.

You’ll find woven tapestries hanging over the main dining room as well as the immense buffet line on the other side of the restaurant.

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge
photo taken prior to 2021 safety protocols – masks now required at buffet area

 

Boma Vegan Breakfast Offerings

Breakfast is buffet style where you can savor flavors from over 50 African countries, along with favorite American classics. There are a few items on the buffet line that are vegan friendly. You can get these yourself and then ask your server to request a few additional items from an allergy chef in the back of the house.

Buffet safe selections currently include: oak grilled asparagus, Chakalaka – a South African spicy tomato stew (not spicy at all), oak grilled tomatoes, fried plantains, Afritude tots (tater tots)  with a shared fryer for both of those items, coconut steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar, banana chips and raisins. You’ll also find some fresh fruit, watermelon with pistachios and mint, vegan plain and sesame seed bagels, white toast (the wheat has honey), and toppings of peanut butter and jams and jellies.

Here are all the plant-based signs. The Plantains and the Oak Grilled Tomatoes didn’t have the leaf on the sign yet, but they are also vegan.

Here are some of the plates of vegan options we’ve gotten at Boma:

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

vegan options at Boma

Watermelon with pistachios and mint
Watermelon with pistachios and mint
coconut steel cut oatmeal Boma
Coconut steel cut oatmeal with banana chips

 

bagels at Boma
Bagels!

There are still some more things you can ask your server to have a chef prepare for you. Previously you could get a tofu scramble depending on the chef. After speaking to a wonderfully helpful chef, Matt, he let us know that you can not only have vegan/gluten-free Mickey waffles, but you can also get a plant-based bobotie, a frittata style skillet dish usually made with turkey and eggs.

vegan bobotie Boma

The plant-based version uses Just Egg and Impossible crumbles and has mushrooms as well. I loved this dish and in my opinion, it’s worth a visit to Boma by itself!

vegan bobotie Boma

And of course, request your vegan Mickey Waffles!

Vegan Disney Food Review: Breakfast at Boma in Animal Kimgdom Lodge

The allergy chefs here are some of the best. Remember, it’s all you care to eat…so order more than one plate full of waffles.

vegan Mickey Waffles Boma

There’s no shortage of vegan Earth Balance butter to slather on every inch of carbs that graces your plate.

 

If you’re especially nice to your server and ask one of the wonderful chefs, they may bring you a vegan breakfast dessert. Yes…there is such a thing as breakfast dessert. Chef Matt brought us some of the Flamingo cake (minus the flamingo curls) from the Mara quick service location at Animal Kingdom Lodge. This cake is chocolate spice cake with a ginger kick to it, topped with chocolate ganache and freeze dried raspberries. It’s the perfect ending to a Boma breakfast!

flamingo cake Boma

The Boma buffet is currently priced at $29 per adult and $17 per child aged 3-9, plus tax and gratuity.

This is one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World for breakfast. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Watch our video of the vegan breakfast and dinner options here:

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